Apricot Bread

Course : Breads
Serves: 10
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1 cup snipped dried apricots
2 cups warm water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine -- softened
1 large egg
3/4 cup orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Preparation / Directions:

Soak apricots in warm water for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, cream the sugar, butter and egg. Stir in orange juice. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until combined. Drain apricots well; add batter with nuts. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack.


Nutritional Information:

270 Calories (kcal); 9g Total Fat; (29% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 25mg Cholesterol; 375mg Sodium

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